HC Deb 20 June 1927 vol 207 cc1468-9
20. Viscount SANDON

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what the relationship will be between the new Colonial Research Committee and the recently created Civil Research Committee?


The proposed Colonial Agricultural Research Council, the establishment of which was recommended by the Committee on Agricultural Research and Administration in the non-self governing dependencies and more recently still by the Colonial Office Conference, will be a permanent body. No doubt the council will, as soon as it is constituted, take the necessary steps to ensure co-operation with the other research committees and organisations in this country, including the Committee of Civil Research, which has from time to time by means of its sub-committees dealt with questions in which the Colonies are interested.


What relation have these various committees to the Imperial Institute? Are they linked up?


The Imperial Institute is a body which does a certain amount of research, and naturally will take care not to duplicate and will take full advantage of the valuable work done by them.